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Two “Oma” Recipes, by Mike Stirm II

Two things I love in this world are my Oma and her cooking.  Recently, I spent some with Anna Stirm learning how she makes two of her famous dishes. 

There’s a Fresh Coat of Paint Over at www.donauschwabenusa.org

We received notice this week from Renée Stein, the webmaster for the Landesverband der Donauschwaben U.S.A. has been updated with a new look and more information.

red, red paprika by Michael N. Fricker

An ‘Ode’ to Paprika, by Michael Fricker

You might just say we can't get enough of the stuff. I used to say, “Paprika makes everything better.” It was mostly tongue in cheek but when I really contemplate the idea there isn’t much, I can think of that it would not improve.

HK Night: A Review for 2022, by Michael Fricker

I’ve written a piece like this one before, so please forgive me for treading into the same waters. Each event we have is unique, no matter how much of it falls into the same comforts we all enjoy. The people, most of all are what contribute to this. People grow and change and with them our events do.

An Jolly Affair in Delaware

A small but jolly group of our members attended the Enzian Volkstanzgruppe 53rd Stiftungsfest on Saturday, September 11th at the Delaware Saengerbund in Newark, DE.

A Generational Blend at the CVV Volksfest, by Daniel Galgon

It seemed like every direction I turned, I would see another friend who I haven’t seen in far too long. Stopping to say hello and embrace everyone ended up taking a while, but those moments are really what this time of year is all about.

Hamburger Helper the German Way – in the Kitchen with Jenn

Janet Malofiy’s stuffed peppers is a dish I make often. I recently picked up the ingredients and planned on making it as a weeknight dinner. Those plans went out the window pretty quickly when I thought about the pot I would need to make the peppers, the other pot I would need to cook the … Continue reading Hamburger Helper the German Way – in the Kitchen with Jenn

At the CVV Biergarten, by Michael Fricker

Friday, June 4 saw Die Heimatklaenge Orchestra at the Cannstatter Biergarten. Naturally, our members dusted off their beer drinking mugs and descended on Northeast Philadelphia for the evening. Worries that rain would hinder the fun we’re doused when a quick and early storm made way for clear skies and great weather the remainder of the … Continue reading At the CVV Biergarten, by Michael Fricker

Schnitzel Caprese – in the Kitchen with Jenn

It is the time of year when everyone’s gardens are thriving. Many times they are producing more than we can eat, which is why I decided to make a meal that would incorporate three different items from the garden: tomatoes, basil and cucumbers. I used my Landesverband Frauengruppe Cookbook to make Duetscher Kulturverein, St. Louis’ Chicken Schnitzel Caprese and Eva-Maria … Continue reading Schnitzel Caprese – in the Kitchen with Jenn